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2019
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Fascination of Plants Day 2019 Success Stories

Summary

The biennial international Fascination of Plants Day (FoPD) is an event encouraging people from around the world become fascinated and enthusiastic about plantsCoordinated by the European Plant Science Organization (EPSO), it takes place globally on May 18, every uneven year since 2012.

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In 2019, for it’s fifth edition, FoPD was a huge success gathering 862 events across 52 countries! Thanks to our 56 national coordinators, thousands of enthusiastic event organisers, partners, 5 national patronages and sponsors we have created real success stories. To know more about them, check our Fascination of Plants Day Success Stories 2019 publication.

In 2021, Fascination of Plants Day will be back for a new adventure. While waiting for its launch you can follow us on Twitter (@PlantDay18May), Instagram (@fascinationofplantsday), FacebookYoutube and on our website: http://www.plantday18may.org

We welcome you to join us in preparing for Fascination of Plants Day 2021! Get organizing events in your country and keep tweeting about plants (#PlantsDay, #FoPD). We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!

Contact: Global Coordinators: Alexandra Barnoux, EPSO, BE; Trine Hvoslef-Eide, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NO, Przemysław Wojtaszek, Adam Mickiewicz University, PL; Karin Metzlaff, EPSO, BE

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About CHIC Project

CHIC is the Chicory Innovation Consortium. Its objective is to implement New Plant Breeding Techniques (NPBTs) in chicory in order to establish it as a multipurpose crop for the production of health-related products with clear benefits for consumers and to develop co-innovation pathways with stakeholders for game-changing technologies, such as NPBTs. CHIC will develop four different NPBTs. They will be used to steer bioprocesses in chicory and mobilize its under-explored potential to produce immunomodulatory prebiotics and medicinal terpenes. The conceptually different NPBTs will be assessed with respect to technological potential, risks, regulatory framework, and their socio-economic impacts. This will be done in close consultation with a Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) composed of relevant stakeholders in industry and society. For more information, visit our website at chicproject.eu/